GIFTorial: Super Easy Smoky Eyes for 2 Kinds of Christmas Parties
Bang-for-your-buck and oh-so-pretty, the BeautyMNL Gift Sets are designed for all beauties. When you hand one of our curated boxes to your nearest and dearest, you are gifting them with a boost of confidence—and a much-deserved indulgence. Find out how to use each set with our GIFTorial Series, a true Christmas special.
With the merry-making season in full swing, our social calendars are packing an insane amount of functions. From office get-togethers to evening weddings, there are plenty of places to see and be seen! And if you’ve been toying with the idea of a smoky eye for a special occasion, now’s the time to strike.
That’s precisely why we put together the All Eyes on You Gift Set (P699), which literally places beauty in the eyes of its beholder. Tucked into this graphite gray box are the essentials for better-than-basic eye makeup: a liner pen for brows and lids, a versatile mini eyeshadow palette, and a handy eyeshadow brush. Trust us, if there’s anything you should play up this season, it’s the windows to your soul.
Depending on your taste, you can nab one of two variations. The eye pen and eyeshadow brush remain constant in each gift box, but there is a difficult choice to make between a two W7 eyeshadow palettes: In The City and In The Mood. We just couldn’t decide which palette was better, so we’re leaving the final say up to you! Rest assured that both are great for daytime and nighttime fêtes. In this GIFTorial, we’ve created two different looks to prove it!
THE HOW-TO: DAYTIME SMOKY EYE
PRODUCT #1: Detail Duo Liquid Eyeliner and Eyebrow Pen STEP 1: Outline the shape of each brow. STEP 2: Use light brushstrokes to fill them in. PRODUCT #2: PRO Studio Eyeshadow Brush Duo This slim brush can be used to blend out your brows. It’s an eyeshadow brush in design, but it can also act like a spoolie to distribute excess product and soften harsh lines.
PRODUCT #3A: W7 In The City Eyeshadow Palette
NOTE: Shade names are found at the back of the palette. STEP 1: Pack Troy all over the lids. STEP 2: Blend Brass and Touch to the crease in circular motions. STEP 3: Create a V-shape with Autumn on the outer corners of each eye. Diffuse the color with your PRO Studio Eyeshadow Brush. STEP 4: Define the eye with the Detail Duo Liquid Eyeliner and Eyebrow Pen.
THE END LOOK
So easy, right?
THE HOW-TO: NIGHTTIME SMOKY EYE
Prep your brows with PRODUCT #1 and PRODUCT #2 (refer to the instructions above).
PRODUCT #3B: W7 In The Mood Eyeshadow Palette
NOTE: Shade names are found at the back of the palette. STEP 1: Line the upper and lower lash line with the Detail Duo Liquid Eyeliner and Eyebrow Pen. STEP 2: Smudge it in for a more dramatic look. STEP 3: Gently pat-pat-pat Katie all over the lids. STEP 4: Create a V-shape with Cargo, diffusing the color as you go. STEP 5: Apply Shrimp to the inner corner of each eye with your fingers.
THE END LOOK
Both day and night looks should take only 10 minutes to create. That means less primping and preening, more mixing and mingling to a jingling beat!
The All Eyes on You Gift Set (P699) features the three products listed above. It is exclusively available on BeautyMNL. Shop it right here!
Photos and GIFs by Kat Echon